The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is an integral part of the comprehensive reading plan at Frank C. Martin. Students are expected to read a variety of materials on a regular basis, including nonfiction. AR is one of the many tools our school uses to monitor student progress and achievement in the area of reading. AR is not a competition. The more students read, the better readers they become. The following information is provided as a general guideline. Contact your child’s teacher for specific AR requirements.
General AR Guidelines 2017-2018
All students are expected to complete at least 30 minutes of independent reading each day. AR works well when students choose to read books that interest them and that are within their reading range. Students should read both fiction and non-fiction books. The number of points required will vary by grade level and may increase each marking period. Consult classroom teacher for specifics. Students may take up to two (2) AR quizzes per day. All students are expected to earn at least half the required AR points by mid-term progress report. The AR deadline is generally the last Friday of the marking period. Please consult classroom teacher for any changes or extensions.
|Due Date:||October 20, 2017||January 12, 2018||March 16, 2018||June 1, 2018|
The media center recognizes Top Readers and Books & Books Club qualification based on these deadlines.
AR point Goals per grade level
|Grade||1st quarter||2nd quarter||3rd quarter||4th quarter|
|1 (gifted)||4 (5)||5 (6)||TBD||TBD|
|2 (gifted)||8 (10)||8 (10)||10 (12)||10 (12)|
|3 (gifted)||8 (10)||10 (16)||10 (18)||10 (20)|
|4 (gifted)||15 (20)||15 (20)||TBD||TBD|
|5 (gifted)||12 (15)||12 (15)||15 (20)||15 (20)|
|Contact teacher for information regarding AR goals and expectations|
|Important notes: Fourth grade and other teachers require specific number of points to reflect NONFICTION selections. Also see MONTHLY PROMOTIONS for more information regarding the Media Center’s effort to encourage independent reading.|